WHAT DO I BRING?
Bring your work along if you have something to show. It helps to have a couple of representative samples of your recent work. Make sure that if you're bringing a computer or drive, that you know where the files are, so you don't spend your session trying to find them! If you have images you want to work on, make sure that they are not much over 50mb, so we eliminate any processing time as the files mushroom with new layers. If you don't have images, I can supply training images for specific purposes but obviously you are going to need images to practice on later. Luckily most of my students are involved with photography and therefore do have images to practice on. If you need me to supply practice images, let me know beforehand. You can also download a Photoshop Training Menu CS4 or CS3 and mark the areas you're interested in.
WHAT KIND OF IMAGES ARE BEST FOR TRAINING?
You should choose images that are representative and typical of your work, at least to start with. That way we establish the NORM for your workflow, and establish the key rules. During later sessions we can progress to more difficult images, and work on the exceptions to the rules, using more extreme measures to rescue those tricky shots. If all your images are tricky and need rescue, I may suggest that you go back to the drawing board, and politely remind you that Photoshop should not be a crutch for inferior photography! I am always impressed by good photography, and it's amazing how rewarding it is to make a good image pop and glow!
WHAT ELSE DO I BRING?
Not much, but do take a pen and note pad. You won't be taking a lot of notes but you'll need to take down a few things particular to your own workflow. The teaching is supported by extracts from my books, with the advantage that it speaks just like me, and doesn't contradict what I've taught you. Don't forget your glasses if you use them!
WHAT DO I GET?
Your images will be burned to CD/DVD and you will get an electronic handout, which you can read on screen or print out. I will also make CS5 training menu, but that comes when it comes.